Friday, April 25, 2008

Keds Like Jack

Staying on the Jack Purcell theme, Keds in Japan of course have reissued this JP like style. It looks and feels more like the Der Sammler Solo shoe than a JP. These can be found at Tomorrowland in Tokyo and other locations throughout Japan.

Der Sammler Solo

I've worn Jack Purcell's for a long time until I came across my first pair of Schwarzenbacher's two years ago. Ever since then I've been on the hunt for them. Here's the collection so far. I believe they have changed their name which is now Der Sammler Solo, which is a full men's collection. The fabrics they use for the body of the shoes are amazing, old fabric used to make tents (Green Pair), Oxford Cloth (Blue Pair), Tote Bag Canvas (White Pair). Happy Hunting!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

1942 Officers Guide

This is a copy of a 1942 Officers Guide I bought at a used book store in Park Slope. Chapters include: "Assumption Of Command" "Mess Management" "Pay And Allowances" "Provisions In Anticipation Of Death" How different this guide would be after the war. Since this book was published in 1942 would it be considered a war souvenir?

Lost and Found Beams+ Catalog

Found this catalog for Beams+ which I thought I lost. Nice layout on this brown paper cover. The colors are saturated which give the items on the cover a nice patina.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Russell Moccasin For Nepenthes

This post  is a little late but worth sharing. This is a pair of Russell Moccasins for Nepenthes NY from the 07-08 Fall/Winter collection. They were very limited in of course all hand made. Really nice rendering of a classic shoe silhouette by using mixed leather panels. I'm happy to say I've managed to acquire a pair.

Yuketen For Barney's NY Japan Stores Prt. 2

Here are the three other great classic styles Yuketen was commissioned  to design for Barney's NY Japanese Stores. Now if Yuketen would only consider offering some of these styles for the US market! Please? Photo courteous of

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Yuketen For Barney's NY Japanese Stores

I have to wear a bib  every time I look at these shoes. Yuketen is a fine quality American shoe maker. Most recognizable here in the States for their lace up boots and mocs with generous crepe soles. This particular Cordovan leather moccasin was produced exclusively for Barney's NY in Japan. Hopefully Yuketen will make something similar for the US.